Mayor Delisfort and the Township Committee are proud to present an MLK “I Have a Dream” Community Virtual Celebration on Monday, January 18th at 12:30pm, featuring a diverse ensemble of local children to perform passionate readings of iconic Dr. King’s speeches in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. King.
The MLK Celebration will also feature the 2020 event performance by the Vauxhall Community Choir in loving memory of choir member that passed in 2020.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist who had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s.
Among his many efforts, King headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Through his activism and inspirational speeches, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. He continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history.